'Silver tsunami' of aging inmates may pressure prison resources

The Human Rights Watch calls the aging inmate population a "silver tsunami" because of the hard-hitting impact aging inmates are likely to have on state budgets within the coming decade


By Brooke Adams
The Salt Lake Tribune

DRAPER, Utah — Lionel M. Nance uses a walker to get around and needs help in and out of the shower, getting his meal trays and medications, doing his laundry and making his bed.

He can't see well, has heart and prostate problems, and doesn't always remember to fill his oxygen machine with water.

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